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Loft Apartment / 2b Group

  • 01:00 - 8 December, 2011
Loft Apartment / 2b Group
Loft Apartment / 2b Group, © Vyacheslav Balbek
© Vyacheslav Balbek

© Vyacheslav Balbek © Vyacheslav Balbek © Vyacheslav Balbek © Vyacheslav Balbek +42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kiev, Kyiv city, Ukraina, 02000
  • Architect

    2b Group
  • Project Team

    Vyacheslav Balbek, Olga Bogdanova, Alena Makagon
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. Working on the Project we tried to prove to Client and to ourselves that concrete could be warm, wood could be smooth and metal could be soft.

© Vyacheslav Balbek
© Vyacheslav Balbek

The project itself was a top floor 3-level penthouse with total space of 380sqm , located in the heart of Kyiv on a Dnieper river. Third floor of the apartment comprised an open terrace facing Kyiv left bank panorama on a south-east with total space of 250 sqm.

© Vyacheslav Balbek
© Vyacheslav Balbek

The development of the general concept, project design, and engineering process until construction took one year. High speed construction took another year and a half.

© Vyacheslav Balbek
© Vyacheslav Balbek

In the end, we got an interior that captures a multitude of styles, all designed to offer a seamless collection of textures, colors, shapes and materials.

© Vyacheslav Balbek
© Vyacheslav Balbek

Wood, concrete, glass, metal, exposed brick – all these materials found their place thighs main living area and surprising lines and details were shaped with their help. A green wall in the living-dining space brings nature indoors and a small terrace just above it allows a fantastic view of the mirror-framed ray-textured wall displaying the TV and sound system.

detail 1
detail 1

Living area also features numerous details like the concrete wine rack with the Braille type dots, embedded in the kitchen wall or stone poufs and a red MAERSK container (guest bathroom) that give the living space a unique character. All ceiling light has been substituted with a giant Artemide lamp and two vertical spotlight projectors filling the area with reflected smooth illumination.

detail 2
detail 2

The green wall continues down to the lower floor, where a lounge-home office space and a second living space lead to the spacious master bedroom joined with a bath right behind a bed back. In order to hide the master bedroom toilets, authors invented a mobile wooden box stylized as a large parcel. All in neutral colors except for red and green oxidized copper sheets serving as hidden shelf facades.

detail 3
detail 3

The children’s room and bathroom look cheery and bold due to young artist paintings on walls and graffiti tags on concrete background.

detail 4
detail 4

An open rooftop terrace is lined with geometric floor lights and features monolith bar and a fireplace, handmade terrace plank benches and a glass pavilion for winter leisure.

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Steve Bell · December 28, 2011

I would love to see some "before" images if this is a rebuild.

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Absolutely fantastic! i really love it!

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